4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2014 4:56 PM by Daniel Jack

    Question for those who work as a draftsman/mechanical engineer, preferably from UK

    Daniel Jack

      Hi all and thank you for your interest, this is my first time here.


      I got into this "SW world" one month ago when decided to learn the software doing everyday tutorials. I like it very much and I would like to find a job in near future on this, not until I know the program good enough. I have two questions for now :


      1. Can you tell how is 1 day / or 1 week of a draftsman ? How does the work goes, you receive a drawing of a component, and you have to sketch it and make a part in 3D and all the details, or you have to come up with your own design when creating a desired product without having dimensions/specifications ?


      2. Do I have any chances of getting, starting a new job as a draftsman in Solidworks only with my own experience without any specific diploma/qualification ? (Currently I have an IT engineering diploma, and worked 3 times as a CNC machine operator - still working, 5 years experience as a cinema projectionist, and for 2 years I was doing part-time sketches and drawings projects for fire detection and video surveillance systems in schools) but I think they don't count so much.


      Any suggestions would be grateful.


      Thank you in advance,